Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) says it has put out the fire that engulfed its Ojumole Well No 1 located at Ugbo Kingdom, Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The company, operator of the NNPC and CNL Joint Venture, stated this in a statement in Warri on Monday.

The fire commenced on April 18, 2019.

According to the statement signed by the General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs of CNL, Mr Esimaje Brikinn, the oilfield is NNPC/CNL JV’s Western Niger Delta area of its operations.

The statement read, “CNL wishes to thank all the stakeholders including the neighbouring communities, Ondo State Government, regulatory and security authorities that worked with the NNPC/CNL JV to ensure that the fire incident, caused by third party interference, was safely put out.

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“Environmental monitoring by accredited independent environmental consultants continues in the area with support from regulatory agencies.

“Our employees are also on site, while normal activities are ongoing in the area.

 “CNL remains committed to the safety of the communities and the environment in its areas of operation.”

Chevron said it remained committed to conducting safe and efficient operations that took protection of people and the environment into account.

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